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Transportation

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Top Transportation Articles

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  • Backup-Camera Mandate Moves Forward

     
    Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......
  • The Nissan Leaf on 80 Miles a Day

     
    To put Cars.com's 2011 Nissan Leaf through a series of long-distance, boundary-pushing trips, I commuted in it for a week, about 43 miles each way. The Leaf charges fully during the day using a Level 2 public charging station. At......
  • Dangerous Trend: Running Red Lights

     
    Red apparently meant "Go" to more than 2 million drivers last year, according to a study by the National Coalition for Safer Roads. Its report found that more than 2.3 million drivers in 18 states ran a red light in......
  • Graduated Driving Licenses Save Lives, Says IIHS

     
    Fatalities for teen drivers plunged dramatically between 1996 and 2010; for 16-year-old drivers, the rate dropped 68%, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Those drops can be partially attributed to graduated driver licensing laws that...
  • Recall Alert: 2013 Tesla Model S

     
    Vehicles Affected: Approximately 29,222 model-year 2013 Model S electric cars equipped with 240-volt NEMA 14-50 Universal Mobile Connector adapters. The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that during charging, the...
  • Ford Developing Traffic Jam Fighter

     
    We already have cars that can park themselves, and it looks like vehicles that can predict and prevent a traffic jam are just around the corner. Ford is developing a system that enables a vehicle to automatically keep pace with......
  • 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Joins NHTSA Five-Star Safety Club

     
    Like its 2013 predecessor, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu has joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's five-star safety club, earning identical scores. The latest version of the midsize, front-wheel-drive sedan, which went on sale late...
  • Infiniti's JX Takes Sting Out of Traffic Jams

     
    One day ??? sooner than you'd think ??? you'll be able to purchase a new car that is fully capable of driving itself. Although it's still a few years off, many automakers now offer elements of what will become an......
  • Government Wants Car Seat Side-Impact Test

     
    This year is shaping up to be a big one for car seat regulations. On the heels of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a Latch weight limit mandate, the Department of Transportation and NHTSA are proposing new crash......
  • NHTSA Unveils Plan to Improve Safety for Older Motorists

     
    Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically ??? and with it, that group's numbers of injuries and deaths. Because of this, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway...
  • Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 GMC Acadia

     
    GMC???s three-row SUV, the Acadia, isn???t for the timid, especially when driving the luxurious Denali trim, says Cars.com Family contributor Carrie Kim. This beauty can easily haul seven passengers, and its V-6 engine makes easy work of highways and...
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ: Road-Trip Report

     
    Our long-term 2013 Subaru BRZ routinely slogs through Chicago's epic bumper-to-bumper traffic, so we're thrilled whenever the chance arises to leave the city, pop the shifter into 6th and set the cruise control to highway speeds. Follow Our Long-Term...